Chalets, city apartments and World Cup 2014 rentals top the inquiries from IAVRA travel agents
IAVRA is looking for new properties in Brazil and new ski destinations to meet the demand – Following a busy summer rental season, IAVRA has seen a surge in Christmas and New Year’s chalets enquiries, with Megève and Zermatt ski resorts proving to be the most popular with IAVRA travel agents. Travel professionals across the globe are also responding to the demand for city apartments, with Paris apartment enquiries coming in strong from US-based travel agents and interest for New York apartments from the UAE, UK and France.
As Business Development Manager, Yianni Dimitriadis explains: “Offering city breaks is a great way for travel professionals to keep business going in the off-season. And with travellers increasingly looking for the local experience and the ease of being in the heart of the city, fully furnished and serviced city apartments are the perfect accommodation option for travel professionals to offer their clients. At IAVRA, we have responded to this demand by adding new properties in Los Angeles, NYC, Paris, London and Cape Town.”
IAVRA has also recently created new beautifully designed, image-led marketing material for travel agents to email to their clients, promoting specific regions as well as vacation rentals and city apartments more specifically. In response to villa and city apartment enquiries for Brazil’s FIFA World Cup for June/July 2014, a South American marketing mailout is the most recent addition to the tools available to IAVRA agents. It showcases 8 awe-inspiring properties across Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. And with the games taking place across Brazil, IAVRA is looking to find property rentals in some of the key destinations. Rio de Janeiro is hosting the final match and therefore it is already seeing the majority of interest from agents searching for accommodation for their clients. However with Sao Paolo hosting the opening match, IAVRA is actively seeking professionally managed properties in Brazil’s largest city as well.
IAVRA is a b2b vacation rental platform for the travel trade, connecting the top international travel agents with the best property management companies worldwide. The unique, closed platform gives users access to 5,900+ rental properties in 50 countries. Site features and tools help to differentiate it from your typical listing site: agent branded e-brochures and property selection charts, guaranteed minimum 10% commission on every property, and marketing tools to help agents promote vacation rentals to their clients. IAVRA makes the process easy for travel professionals and property managers, allowing them to network internationally and directly on a trusted platform. IAVRA does not take a commission on bookings made through the site.